There are many things that can catch injured victims by surprise after an accident. From hiring attorneys who aren’t board-certified to telemarketer scams to dealing with uninsured drivers, the personal injury lawyers of the McMahan Law Firm have heard the horror stories that can happen to people after they have been injured. Recently, Attorney Jay Kennamer was a guest on Chattanooga News Channel 9’s ‘This N That’ to discuss the different tactics that are used to target recently-injured victims.
The Importance of Hiring a Board-Certified Attorney After Your Accident
In commercials and other advertisements, law firms will often claim that they are experienced, but not everyone can be a National Board-Certified Trial lawyer. At the McMahan Law Firm, we have two National Board-Certified Civil Trial Specialists. It is an extremely hard distinction to achieve that requires a certain number of cases and depositions. Having a Board-Certified Trial Specialist on your side means that your representation is truly experienced.
Avoid Scams that Prey on People After Accidents
We have seen first-hand some of the scams that plague the people of East Tennessee. Attorneys and chiropractors have a 30-day no contact rule after you have been in an accident. In the Chattanooga area, people are being called right after their accident and are told to go to different appointments by someone acting as the insurance company or someone who has information about their claim. Injured people have already been victimized once, and we do not want them to be victimized again because of this scam.
Another popular phone scam comes from someone posing as the IRS. If someone calls you that claims to be from the IRS and tries to negotiate a deal on the telephone, it is a scam.
What can you do if you get one of these scam calls.
If you have been injured and have been called right after your accident from a scam number or a telemarketer, then call Jay Kennamer at the McMahan Law Firm right away. Jay is policing this and reporting the people behind these calls right away. It is a scam and preys on injured victims twice, and Jay is taking a stand against it.
What to Do If You Are Hit by an Uninsured Driver
1 in 5 drivers are uninsured. If you are in an accident with an insured driver, then you are relying on your insurance coverage to be sufficient. Many people think that the settlement they get from their insurance company will cover their accident and injury expenses, but the reality is that most people are not in a position to cover $30,000 dollars in medical expenses and 3 months without income. If you have an accident with an uninsured driver, then be prepared to go after a settlement that will cover all of your expenses; an experienced attorney can help.
The McMahan Law Firm Can Help You Protect Yourself After an Accident
If you get a call from a scam or have been in an unfortunate accident, call the attorneys at the McMahan Law Firm at 423-265-1100.